Itinerary Highlights
  • From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy an epic journey to discover the best Vietnam has to offer
  • Sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay, a fishing boat near Hoi An and a wooden, flat-bottomed Chinese sampan boat in the Mekong Delta
  • The itinerary includes touring Hanoi with a private guide and Ho Chi Minh City on a scooter at night
  • To make your trip as seamless as possible, we include private transfers, a local Concierge service and a whole host of other additional services

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Ecuador for the Explorer

Discover the UNESCO city of Quito with a savvy private guide Stay in an authentic working farm of a former Ecuadorian president Explore the Galapagos Islands on a luxurious liveaboard cruise

Route

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Day 1

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Your flight to Madrid leaves London in the early morning, arriving in Madrid two-and-a-half-hours later. Connect on to the 11-hour flight to Quito, which gives you plenty of time to get fully acquainted with Charles Darwin's On the Original of Species. Touchdown into Quito in the late afternoon and a private transfer will be waiting to whisk you into the heart of this historical city. Your hotel for the night is a stroll away from a host of cool bars and restaurants, so we recommend dropping your bags and heading out for a night on Quito's tiles (or cobblestone streets). Our detailed Dossier lists our recommendations for where to eat and drink, and we can pre-book a table if you'd like. In the recent years, Quito has been catapulted onto the culinary map thanks to its buzzing restaurant scene. Choose from tasting menus using the finest local ingredients and creative eateries serving modern takes on traditional dishes.

Day 2

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After breakfast, meet your private guide who will take you to a lovely viewpoint for an overview of Quito. After soaking up the panoramic views, head down to one of the city's oldest markets to see stacks of herbs and vegetables piled high, as well as mystical natural medicines. You can even experience a traditional limpia - essentially a healing ceremony with local herbs. Continue to the leafy Independence Square for an insight into the city's political history before heading to La Compania church, splendidly adorned with gilded domes. Next on the agenda is San Francisco church to view its dazzling baroque altar. End your day at the Pre-Columbian art museum with over 5,000 archaeological pieces and well worth the guided tour.

Day 3

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This morning a private chauffeur transfer will take you into the Andean highlands to visit a private rose farm. One of Ecuador's main exports (along with chocolate - bet they do a good Valentine's), you'll see hundreds of handpicked roses (across 70-odd varieties) perfectly cultivated and bunched. Not too far away, you can explore Otavalo market's beguiling maze of textile stalls selling everything from embroidered totes to intricately designed hammocks. After a spot of shopping, you'll journey on into Ecuadorian gaucho country where your colonial farmhouse accommodation awaits.

A Rough Idea of Price

The estimated cost for this trip is £6,960 to £9,420 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £8,190 per person.

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